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Frank Puglia

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Biography

Sicily, Italy
Puglia started his career at age 15 when he joined a traveling operetta company. Frank appeared in Italian opera from the age of 13. He came to the U.S. in 1907 and worked in a laundry before joining an Italian language theatre group in New York. In 1921, while appearing on stage, he was spotted by D.W. Griffith and was hired immediately. Puglia played a number of ethnic roles throughout his 150+ films career, as well as frequently playing priests, diplomats and musicians. Read more...

Actor

Character: Pancho Villa's Father

Viva Villa! 1934

4
Character: Dr. Vitale

Men in White 1934

2
Character: German Aide

Stamboul Quest 1934

2
Character: Police Commissioner in Mexico

Bordertown 1935

20
Character: Havana Hotel Clerk

Wife vs. Secretary 1936

11
Character: Jungle Hotel Clerk

His Brother's Wife 1936

2
Character: 'Grandma'

The Devil Is a Sissy 1936

2
Character: Waiter at Romano's

You Can't Have Everything 1937

16
Character: Striking Seaman

Mannequin 1937

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Character: Maurice - the Headwaiter

The Shining Hour 1938

5
Character: Red's Gang Member #2

Spawn of the North 1938

5
Character: Stagamonte - Reed's Aide

Yellow Jack 1938

4
Character: Manager - Tony's Cafe

In Name Only 1939

2
Character: Ivan - Troika Inn Owner

Balalaika 1939

11
Character: Telegraph Office Clerk

Lady of the Tropics 1939

3
Character: Milt - an Italian

I Take This Woman 1940

1
Character: Achmed Halide

Charlie Chan in Panama 1940

3
2
Character: Tony - Prisoner in Death Row

Castle on the Hudson 1940

4
Character: Joaquin Fuentes

The Parson of Panamint 1941

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Character: Joe Borelli

Always in My Heart 1942

9
Character: Capt. Carpolis

Action in the North Atlantic 1943

5
Character: Colonel Haki's Office Aide

Journey Into Fear 1943

2
Character: Nikola Alessandro

Pilot #5 1943

2
Character: Trial Judge Ulrich

Mission to Moscow 1943

9
Character: Syrian Vendor

Background to Danger 1943

1
Character: Greek Cafe Proprietor

Princess O'Rourke 1943

1
Character: Native Dealer

Around the World 1943

8
Character: Wu Lien's Old Clerk

Dragon Seed 1944

1
Character: Señor Machado

Brazil 1944

49
Character: Prince Cassim

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 1944

1
Character: Monsieur Jollet

A Song to Remember 1945

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Character: Baron Montay

My Favorite Brunette 1947

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Character: Saleel

Bagdad 1949

3
Character: Bolfi

Bride of Vengeance 1949

3
Character: Mr. Spezzato

The Caddy 1953

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14
Character: Carabaccio

Casanova's Big Night 1954

2
Character: Don Orosco

Jubilee Trail 1954

4
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12
Character: Cesar Cipriano

Accused of Murder 1956

1
Character: Papa Stavros

Girls! Girls! Girls! 1962

18
Character: Mr. Alissandro

Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole 1972

1
Character: Janitor at Winery

Columbo 1971

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Character: Ignacio Romero

Run for Your Life 1965

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Character: Elder Alvarez

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: Guido Racelli

The Loretta Young Show 1953

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Character: Carlo Feruzzi

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Esteban Robalo

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1958

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Character: Adm. Montojo

You Are There 1953

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Character: Joe Crosetti

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Benjamino Donati

Channing 1963

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Character: Charlie Grimes

Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963

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Character: The Pundit

Jungle Book 1942

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Character: Henry Gallo

The Black Orchid 1958

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Character: Tio Paredas

Waterfront 1954

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Character: Signor Angelo

Hazel 1961

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